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Summary Information for Field Activity 1985-020-FA

Area of Operations: Cleveland Ledge, Phinney Rock, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: June 19, 1985 to June 28, 1985

Chief scientist: John Moody

Objectives: Deploy tripods #298, 299 and 300. Recover tripods #293, 294 and 295. Confirm location of tripod #298.

Type of Activity: Mooring work; Tripod and subsurface mooring recovery and deployment;Tripod and subsurface mooring recovery and deployment

Information to be derived: Time series data;

Summary: Moorings deployed: 3 (#298, 299 and 300, no recovery logs). Moorings recovered: 3 (#293, 294 and 295, all deployed FA 85006 ASTERIAS Mar. 28 - Apr. 9, 1985). LEG 1 - 06/19/1985 No response from tripod #294 release, no surface float, despite repeated attempts. Tripod #298 deployed. Subsurface mooring #293 released, did not surface and was recovered by dragging. Mooring #298 confirmed at bottom. Tripod #295 recovered. LEG 2 - 06/26/1985 Tripod #299 released. Start search for tripod #294. Place buoy on anchor at possible #294 site for possible underwater search later. LEG 3 - 06/28/1985 Divers search for tripod #294. Located and recovered.

Contact: John Moody ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-9-85-BZ. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Butman, Bradford, Signell, Richard, Shoukimas, Polly, and Beardsley, Robert C.,1988, Current observations in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 1982-1986; data report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-5, 211 p.. (Also available at

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